Should i be concerned about this

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ptjeff, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked these girls up tue. Found this when checking for pasty butt.[​IMG]
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    It does look like maybe a infection where the yolk sac was attached. Could you get a clearer pic close up?
     
  3. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about this one
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  4. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no drainage, it feels firm. She's eating, drinking and getting along. I'll just have to wait and see
     
  5. ptjeff

    ptjeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    If it was me I would apply some Neosporin to it a couple times a day and male sure the chick is acting normally.
     
  7. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell from the pics...is this area of concern separate from the cloaca/vent?

    If it is not, you are dealing with a mild prolapse--clean up the tissue, apply prep H to shrink the tissue, then attempt to push the tissue back in using water-based lube (like K-Y) and a q-tip. If you're lucky, it will stay in. Needs to be done fairly quickly because the waste will start to back up into the bird. I had two chicks arrive with prolapses from shipping/cocci, was able to save one.

    If you see a separate cloacal opening and this area is below it, I agree it could be the umbilicus...sometimes chicks with less than ideal incubator experiences can hatch without everything properly absorbed and the umbilical area can have a scab. Which can attract the attention of other chicks who peck at it. I'd clean it up (soap/water) and apply Blue kote as it is an antiseptic as well as an anti-pecking product.
     

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